TBI Weekly


TBI Weekly: Top takeaways from RTS London

A vibrant RTS London conference earlier this week saw top figures in the UK market underline the pressing need for collaboration in the face of FAANG. But opinions were split on whether the likes of Netflix and Amazon are friend or foe.  The day-long event saw senior figures such as All3Media’s Jane Turton label the […]

TBI Weekly: Netflix starts seeing the Apple effect

This week, Netflix started showing signs of stress from upcoming streaming competitors. On Wednesday Netflix shares were down by 6.2% by market cap. This was after a note was shared by Morgan Stanley revealing its positive predictions for Apple’s upcoming video streaming service. The note stated that Apple’s upcoming service may be priced at a […]

TBI Weekly: Will Facebook Watch make an impact?

This week, there has been a lot of buzz around the global rollout of Facebook Watch, but it has been accompanied by cynicism over the potential of its success. Although Facebook execs were keen to explain how well the service has performed in the US, its beta testing territory, so far many have been quick […]

TBI Weekly: Takeaways from Edinburgh

At this week’s Edinburgh International TV Festival, key execs revealed what they’re looking for on their channels and platforms. Here’s some key takeaways. BBC One controller Charlotte Moore said she’s looking to tell British stories for a British audience, but adds that producers shouldn’t censor themselves just because they’re pitching to the BBC. Moore also […]

TBI Weekly: Two ways an SVOD burst impacts the industry

As news of NBCU’s planned streaming service designed to ‘pay’ users to watch was revealed this week, it begged the question: what does this burst in new SVOD concepts mean for content? In the past month we’ve seen three major SVOD developments that will no doubt shake up the industry. Firstly it was revealed that […]

TBI Weekly: Disneyflix takes shape

Disney’s upcoming streaming service was high on everyone’s mind this week, as new details were revealed about what will be featured on the platform and how much it is likely to charge viewers. We know now, thanks to its Q3 earnings report, that the Disney-branded service will launch in late 2019 and has “numerous original […]

TBI Weekly: Virgin Media’s potential channel wipeout

This week, Virgin Media’s carriage disputes with content providers dominated the conversation in the TV industry. A small spat between UKTV and the service provider has gained momentum after the two companies failed to reach an agreement on how much Virgin should be paying for UKTV’s portfolio of ten channels. As a result, channels such […]

TBI Weekly: Are physical game shows the current format favourites?

There seems to be an abundance of physical game show formats this year, trumping the ever-popular dating titles that dominated the majority of 2017. Will they be leading the way for international sales at this year’s MIPCOM? Since the glory days of Gladiators, watching regular human beings attempt superhuman feats in some form of inflatable […]

TBI Weekly: Is it the end of HBO as we know it?

John Stankey’s bid to “alter and change” HBO’s direction got people talking this week. Is this the end of the boutique operation as we know it? While talking to staffers on the impact the network’s recent merger with AT&T would have, he said the outfit would have to get “bigger and broader”. Despite never uttering […]

TBI Weekly: What Disney & Sony are looking for in kids programming

This week, execs from Sony Pictures Television (SPT) and Disney EMEA described the projects they would like to see on their slate in the coming years, during a panel discussion at The Children’s Media Conference in Sheffield, UK. Since joining SPT as VP of kids and youth in January, Sarah Muller says Sony channels POP, […]

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